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Quesnel is a small city of about 10481 people in British Columbia on the bank of the Fraser River. The town got its start via its location on the Cariboo Wagon Road which transported thousands of prospectors seeking their fortunes during the Cariboo Gold Rush. Today the city is supported by the forestry industry.

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Quesnel is on provincial highway 97 320km north of Cache Creek and 110km south of Prince George.

There is a small airport which has daily flights to and from Vancouver, operated by Central Mountain Air [2].

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Quesnel Museum The Quesnel Museum is situated on the Cariboo Gold Rush Trail (Highway 97) in LeBourdais Park at the south entrance to Quesnel's city center, across from the BC Rail Station.

Arts & Recreation Centre Address: 500 North Star Road Quesnel B.C., V2J 5P6 Phone: (250) 992-8200 Aquatic Centre: The Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre features a family friendly aquatic facility. Whether you are using the facility for fitness, family fun or just to relax and unwind, the facility offers something for everyone. Arts Centre The Arts Centre is active year round with performing and visual arts programs and exhibits. The Quesnel Art Gallery exhibits the work of regional artists. The Centre is also home to a Pottery Room and Dance Studios.

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  • Billy Barker Casino Hotel, 308 McLean St., 250-992-5533, [1]. Located in the heart of downtown Quesnel, the Billy Barker Casino Hotel is a refreshing trip back in time. Modeled after the paddlewheelers that plied the Fraser River during the gold rush of the late 1800’s, visiting the Billy Barker is a highlight of any trip to the Cariboo. Pamper yourself in the comfort in one of the hotel’s unique rooms or suites. Soak in the Jacuzzi tub in the Captain Suite or relax on the four-poster bed in the Empress room. After being revived and recharged, try your luck in the downstairs casino. Open from 10AM, seven days a week the casino offers a classic gaming atmosphere including a poker room. The new poker room is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please call for poker room hours. The Billy Barker Restaurant will certainly satisfy your appetite. Come find out why this is one of the local favorites. Then, at the end of your day return to your room at the Billy Barker Casino Hotel. Rest, relax and get ready for tomorrow, another gorgeous day in the Cariboo.  edit
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